Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 5/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-185) Coyotes (+160)
Gila River Arena is the site where Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (21-24-5) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (35-11-2) on Saturday. The Golden Knights open this game at -185 while the Coyotes are coming in at +160. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory against the Avalanche their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 37 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 which means they had a Corsi rate of 42.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 44.0% and their PDO was 112.2 for this one. Vegas accounted for 8 mins in the box in this contest. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against was 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.5%. They recorded 15 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to gain puck control. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 of the 26 shots they put on net.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 126 power play tries (29th in professional hockey) and have come away with 17 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 1,328 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .922. Vegas has taken 1,559 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.5%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 86 goals while earning 137 themselves. Vegas comes into tonight with 147 power play opportunities and they have added 27 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 18.37%. For the season, they sit with 72 points and their points percentage is sitting at .750. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 164 goals (7th in the league) for the season and have surrendered 103.
The man in net for this game is Robin Lehner. Lehner has played in 316 games over the course of his NHL career. He has earned an overall record of 128-121-47 and he has started in 297 games. Opponents have been able to score 796 goals against Lehner in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.68. Lehner has seen 9,734 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,938 total saves. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 17,794 mins on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Lehner has accrued 169 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .569.
In their last contest, Arizona played the Sharks in a matchup where the Coyotes ended up losing by a final of 4-2. Arizona wrapped up this game with a 53.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.2% by compiling a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 79.2%. The Coyotes recorded 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Coyotes have accumulated 99 goals at even strength and 32 goals (11th in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has tried 1,355 shots (29th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.67%, while allowing their opponents 1,523 shots. This season, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 131 goals, 47 points, and a points percentage of .470. They have earned 162 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 19.75%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.26% on the other teams 152 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.6%. They have allowed 158 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Antti Raanta in net. Raanta has compiled a career record of 93-65-20 and has participated in 198 games. Raanta's quality start percentage comes out to 63.1% and he has 113 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has tallied 5,025 saves out of the 5,465 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .919. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has surrendered 440 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 179 games and has played for a total of 10,739 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+160)
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